South Shore: Officials remind residents of resources during storm

In response to the impending impact of Hurricane Irene in Massachusetts this Sunday and Monday, August 28th and 29th, Rep. Bill Keating, is reminding residents of the resources available to them to prepare for a storm.

“As residents of a coastal district, we all know the many benefits of living on the ocean, and with those benefits come some risks,” said Rep. Keating.  “Hurricane Irene is a perfect example of this, and all residents should prepare for her arrival.  I urge all Bay Staters in the 10th district to contact my office if you suffer any damage or have been displaced from your home.   Both our South Shore and Cape and Islands offices have 800 numbers that residents can call and resources will also be listed on our website, www.keating.house.gov.”

“I will be meeting with the Coast Guard tomorrow morning to review Southern Massachusetts’ emergency plan, and will be making constant updates to the Hurricane Preparedness page on our website,” continued Rep. Keating.  “I hope all residents make it through this weekend safely and that Irene’s impact on our beautiful area is minimal at worst.”

In Marshfield, police will also be posting updates and resources on their website.

Resources for Residents:

10th Congressional District South Shore Office: 1-800-794-9911

10th Congressional District Cape and Islands Office: 1-800-870-2626

Weather/Storm Updates

WATD Weather

Local Emergency Response:

American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts
·         To get updates on emergency shelter locations, call 1-800-RED-CROSS

·         Register yourself as “Safe and Well” to let family members know you are ok.

Cape Cod Emergency Traffic Plan

Locations of Emergency Shelters will be added to Rep. Keating’s website as they are announced.

Avoiding Hurricane Damage: A checklist for homeowners

Preparing Marinas and Boats for Hurricanes

Ready America’s Hurricane Preparedness Plan

From the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency:
·         Hurricane Safety Tips for Business Owners

·         Tips to Protect your Home From Hurricanes

·         Ensure the safety of your pets during a hurricane

·         Hurricane Challenges for people requiring additional assistance

·         Evacuation Steps for a Hurricane

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